Natasha Meah, Jocelyn Lee
The New Paper
Friday, Jan 1, 2016
It has been a year of ups and downs for Taiwan-born Mediacorp actress Kate Pang.
The 32-year-old suffered a miscarriage in April, between hosting the Star Awards 2015 Show 1 and Show 2, but she discovered she was pregnant again in October on her belated honeymoon in New Zealand with her husband, local actor Andie Chen, 30.
The couple have a one-and-a-half-year-old son, Aden, and are expecting a girl in late June.
Speaking to The New Paper over the phone, she said: "I was very happy when I found out, but I was also a bit worried as it happened so quickly after the miscarriage. I didn't expect it, so I had to cancel all my work assignments that were planned for this year."
Describing herself as a "carefree and sloppy person", Pang, who has just passed the first trimester mark, is careful to take better care of herself this time round.
"(Andie) has been reminding me that I shouldn't squat, or carry (Aden)," she said. "I've come to realise that my body condition can be a little weak, so I need to rest more and not get too busy."
Pang is excited about shopping for baby clothes, saying: "Baby girls must look cute and have that little princess look. If we go out, I will be sure to dress her up."
She anticipates that 2016 will be filled with love.
She said: "When I lost the baby in April, my older sister flew in all the way from Taiwan to take care of me. My husband and his family doted on me too, and didn't give me any stress or pressure over what happened. I felt really touched."
This year, she wants to achieve a good work-life balance so she can spend more time with her children.
"There will be a bigger burden on Andie as he has to work harder to support the family," she said. "As for me, all I want is for my babies to be healthy."
WHO DO YOU WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH?
My 84-year-old grandmother, as she is the one who raised me. I actually want to go back to Taiwan for the Chinese New Year reunion dinner, but I feel bad as I need to have dinner with Andie's family as well. So I think I will fly home a few days later to visit her.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?
Andie and I have a YouTube channel, Kandie Network, and we are going to turn it into a more helpful parenting video channel for young parents like us. In 2016, I hope that the channel can take off and I can stay at home to work on it and take care of my kids at the same time.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO FOR A VISIT?
I want to revisit Taiwan. I told Andie to go there for our honeymoon instead of New Zealand, but he didn't want to, as he felt that going to Taiwan would not feel like we were on holiday. For me, I always want to go back as it is my home.
This article was first published on Jan 1, 2015.
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